SOS 4.8 Festival adds Patti Smith, The Kooks and Tiga

SOS 4.8 festival is the first confirmed live date for The Kooks in 2011. The band, set to be releasing the third album imminently, will showcase their new material to the SOS 4.8 crowds. SOS 4.8 will also be Patti Smith’s first festival appearance in 2011.

Having already confirmed Suede, MGMT, These New Puritans (Hidden Live), White Lies, Editors, Everything Everything, !!!, Two Door Cinema Club and We have Band, this year’s SOS 4.8 festival offers one of the strongest line-ups across the European festival circuit. In addition to the music, the festival also offers a space for Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Conferences and Workshops.

Under the names ‘Art’ and ‘Voices’, this year the sections will look at Dance Culture. Contemporary artists will explore the relationship between music, sex, drugs, night life, money, beauty and youth through their work. In a conference, Jeremy Gilbert and Ewan Pearson, authors of ‘Dance, Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound’, will analyse the basic elements of Dance Culture, its derivations and current state.

More exciting bands, events and activities will be announced soon!

SOS 4.8 is an urban festival that takes place in city of Murcia, South East Spain. Previous editions sold out and have included acts such as Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, The Horrors, PJ Harvey, The Prodigy, Peaches and 2ManyDJs.

The festival takes the name from its commitment to sustainability. The 2010 edition was awarded with a ‘Green and Clean Award’ from ‘A Greener Festival’, an independent body that assesses the green credentials of major music events.

The 30,000 capacity two day festival offers two day tickets and accommodation packages through their website. To book visit:


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